F1 2018 Road Closures from 12 – 18 Sep 2018

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Starts12 Sep 2018 (Wed)Ends18 Sep 2018 (Tue)
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The FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX returns to Singapore between 14 and 16 September 2018.

Race organisers have made arrangements to ensure minimal traffic disruptions and facilitate accessibility, while allowing members of the public to carry on with their normal daily activities in the Marina Centre area.

Road Closures Over Seven Days

Similar to previous years, road closures for the Singapore Grand Prix will take place over seven days. Affected roads will close from 12.01am, 12 September for the set-up of race infrastructure, and all roads will be fully accessible by 5.30am, 18 September.

To facilitate better traffic access this year, race organisers have made arrangements to progressively re-open more roads earlier after the race.

Roads Open During Traffic Peak Hours

To facilitate morning and evening peak hours, the following road corridors will be opened at selected hours during the road closure period:

12 & 13 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am
Towards Orchard Road:
  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road
Towards Shenton Way
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
Towards Marina Boulevard
  • Republic Boulevard >> Raffles Ave >> Bayfront Avenue
14 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am
Towards Orchard Road
  • Collyer Quay >> St Andrew’s Road >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road
Towards Shenton Way
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
17 September, from 5.30am to 9.30am
Towards Shenton Way
  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
Towards Marina Boulevard
  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue>> Bayfront Avenue
Towards ECP (Changi Airport)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
17 September, from 5pm to 8.30pm
Towards Orchard Road
  • Esplanade Drive >> Stamford Road
  • Nicoll Highway >> Stamford Road
Towards Shenton Way
  • Bras Basah Road >> Esplanade Drive
  • Nicoll Highway >> Esplanade Drive
Towards Marina Boulevard
  • Raffles Boulevard >> Temasek Avenue >> Bayfront Avenue
Towards ECP (Changi Airport)
  • Bras Basah Road >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
  • Bayfront Avenue >> Temasek Avenue >> Raffles Boulevard >> Republic Boulevard
Towards Kallang
  • Stamford Road >> Beach Road
  • Esplanade Drive >> Nicoll Highway
  • Bras Basah Road >> Nicoll Highway

For Commuters: Public Transport Arrangements

Operating hours of MRT train services will be extended on 14 – 16 September, to cope with commuter volume: Train services will be available at City Hall MRT station till 12.30am on 14 and 15 September 2018, and till 12.45am on 16 September 2018.

The operating hours for selected feeder bus services will also be extended to match the last train services. Free shuttle buses will be available between Lavender MRT Station and Gate 1 of the race venue.

Members of the public are encouraged to use public transport during the road closure period between 12 and 18 September 2018. Similarly, ticket holders are encouraged to make use of public transport during race days to get to the race venue as most gates are within walking distance to an MRT station. Taxis are also available as an additional option.

Transport options and the nearest MRT stations to the respective F1 gates.

Transport OptionsRemarks
Bus
  • Affected public bus services will be diverted.
  • Commuters can choose to walk from the bus stops outside the road closure area or transfer to MRT trains which serve the Esplanade and Promenade MRT Stations.
Taxi
  • With the exception of the race hours, taxis are given free access into the area.
  • Taxis are only allowed to stop at designated taxi stands.
On Foot
  • Most pedestrian routes will remain open for use.
  • Prominent signs will be put up to direct and guide pedestrians to the various destinations.
MRTF1 GatesNearest MRT stations
1Nicoll Highway (CCL)
2Promenade (CCL/DTL)
3, 7City Hall (NS/EW), Esplanade (CCL)
4, 5, 6Raffles Place (NS/EW)
8Bayfront (CCL/DTL)

For Motorists: Vehicular Access into Marina Centre

Those who wish to drive can access the Marina Centre area via a single lane along Raffles Boulevard via Nicoll Highway (except for buses and vehicles with W,X,Y plates):

  • 12 – 14 September, from 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am.
  • 15 – 16 September, from midnight to 1pm.
  • 17 September, from midnight to 6am, 10am to 5pm and from 10pm to 6am.

Taxis will also be able to use the single-lane access at all times, except during the hours when the race is ongoing on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the single lane road, motorists can also enter the Marina Centre area via Temasek Boulevard from Rochor Road (after exiting ECP) throughout the day.

To ensure smooth traffic flow, traffic wardens will be deployed on site to direct traffic and assist the public. Road information and directional signs will also be put up in the vicinity to direct motorists. Car parks at Suntec City, Millenia Singapore and Marina Square will remain open to public, subject to availability.

Members of the public are strongly advised to plan their journeys ahead of time. The public can access LTA websites for more information.

Details/Map of roads that will be affected by the road closures and how motorists can access Marina Bay.

Click on images to enlarge

Non Operation of ERP Gantries during Race Week

As the ERP gantries may interfere with sensitive video transmission equipment used for the race, the following ERP gantries that are within the proximity of the race circuit will not be in operation.

Vehicles going under these gantries during the specified dates and time will not be charged:

ERP GantryNon-Operation DatesNon-Operation Timings
Fullerton Road (OS 63)

(towards Esplanade Drive)

12 Sep (Wed) – 14 Sep (Fri)

15 Sep (Sat)

6pm – 8pm

12.30pm – 8pm

Fullerton Road (OS 64)

(towards Shenton Way)

12 Sep (Wed) – 14 Sep (Fri)6pm – 7pm
New Bridge Road (OS 61)13 Sep (Thu) – 14 Sep (Fri)6pm – 7pm
South Bridge Road (OS 62)13 Sep (Thu) – 14 Sep (Fri)6pm – 7pm
Republic Boulevard (OS 18)12 Sep (Wed)- 14 Sep (Fri)

15 Sep (Sat)

12pm – 8pm

12.30pm – 8pm

Temasek Boulevard (OS 17)13 Sep (Thu) – 14 Sep (Fri)

15 Sep (Sat)

12pm – 8pm

12.30pm – 8pm

Bayfront Avenue (OS 66) (towards Raffles Avenue)12 Sep (Wed) – 14 Sep (Fri)

15 Sep (Sat)

6pm – 8pm

12.30pm – 8pm

Bayfront Avenue (OS 69) (towards Marina Boulevard)12 Sep (Wed) – 14 Sep (Fri)6pm – 7pm

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